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Track(s) taken from CDA67359

Sonata a 5 in D major, Op 3 No 10


Crispian Steele-Perkins (trumpet), The Parley of Instruments
Recording details: July 2002
St Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Martin Compton
Engineered by Julian Millard
Release date: March 2003
Total duration: 5 minutes 29 seconds


'Beautifully lyrical trumpet-playing' (BBC Music Magazine)

'Fascinating … Crispian Steele-Perkins and Alison Balsom play with an assured virtuosity' (The Daily Telegraph)

'It comes as no surprise to have a well researched, well presented and beautifully played issue from this team of artists and recording company. The trumpeters, representing the pioneering and the newest generations of players, are well matched and sparkling in their duets and share the solo works equally. It scarcely needs it, but this gets the warmest of recommendations' (Early Music Review)

'Soloists Crispian Steele-Perkins and Alison Balsam play with utmost delicacy and control' (Early Music Today)

'exemplary performances … The disc as a whole is not only extremely enjoyable in its own right, but is of value for illuminating a major development in the history of instrumental music' (Goldberg)

'Steele-Perkins and Balsom play throughout this recording as robustly and as sensitively as one could wish … Buy this disc' (Early Music)
An early trumpet work is the sonata by Andrea Grossi, published in his Op 3 of 1682. It has a some archaic features—for instance, the trumpet tends to alternate rather than combine with the upper strings—though the central adagio, featuring the trumpet in an expressive rather than virtuosic role, is unusual for the time. Little is known about Grossi, though he is known to have been a violinist in the service of the Duke of Mantua around 1680.

from notes by Peter Holman © 2003

La Sonate pour trompette qu’Andrea Grossi fit paraître dans son Opus 3 de 1682, est une œuvre ancienne pour la trompette. Elle possède quelques traits archaïques—comme la tendance de la trompette à alterner avec les cordes supérieures plutôt que de s’y associer—même si l’adagio central confère un rôle expressif et non virtuose à la trompette, un trait inhabituel à l’époque. On connaît peu de choses sur Grossi, si ce n’est qu’il aurait été un violoniste au service du Duc de Mantoue dans les années 1680.

extrait des notes rédigées par Peter Holman © 2003
Français: Isabelle Battioni

Ein frühes Trompetenwerk ist die Sonate von Andrea Grossi, die in seinem op. 3 von 1682 veröffentlicht wurde. Sie hat diverse archaische Merkmale—zum Beispiel neigt die Trompete dazu, sich mit den hohen Streichern abzuwechseln, anstatt vereint mit ihnen zu spielen—, aber das zentrale Adagio, in dem die Trompete eine eher expressive als virtuose Funktion erfüllt, ist ungewöhnlich für die Zeit. Man weiß nur wenig über Grossi, außer dass er um 1680 Violinist im Dienste des Herzogs von Mantua war.

aus dem Begleittext von Peter Holman © 2003
Deutsch: Anne Steeb/Bernd Müller

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